Our Team

More Advanced Trained than 98% of ALL General Dentists

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Dr. Richard Carlson has been a trusted dental expert in the Jacksonville area for over 25 years. He is a gentle, caring dentist who prides himself in not only keeping current with the most recent dental studies, but also the most predictable and long-lasting techniques and materials for life-like results. He practices comfortable, health-centered dentistry with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient.Dr. Carlson attended Marshall University in West Virginia on academic and swimming scholarships, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He received his doctorate at the University of Florida Dental School. He furthered his dental studies at the University of Texas in their hospital-based General Practice Residency Program; less than 10% of all dentists nationwide have completed such a rigorous training program. Dr. Carlson also taught at the University of Florida’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program (Jacksonville, FL) for the last 7 years. He has lectured on various advanced topics, such as cosmetic dentistry and complicated treatment planning.

In addition to his technical proficiency, Dr. Carlson is a careful listener and will thoroughly explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs. He looks forward to showing you how exceptional dentistry can improve your life.

Dr. Khoi Le was born in Vietnam, but moved to the U.S. at a very young age. He always had an interest in achieving a career in the healthcare field and soon realized that dentistry was the perfect profession since it combined both the diagnostic and surgical aspects of medicine. With hard work and perseverance, Dr. Le pursued and achieved his goal when he graduated with highest honors from Nova Southeastern University with a Doctor of Dental Medicine. Prior to this, Dr. Le obtained his B.S. in Molecular and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida and his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University, where he graduated summa cum laude.After graduating from dental school, Dr. Le continued his training his training at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Fayetteville, AR where he was proud to help care for our military veterans. During his residency, Dr. Le received advanced training in implant surgery and restoration, full mouth rehabilitation, various hard/soft tissue grafting techniques, and managing medically complex patients.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Le received a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry and joined the Carlson Dental Group where he is honored to work with a team of talented and compassionate doctors that provide only the highest quality dental care. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of Osseointegration. When Dr. Le is not in clinic, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as lifting weights and fishing.

Dr. Edward Murray has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years, making his start in Pennsylvania. He was raised in the Philadelphia area and went to undergraduate school at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology then went on to Dental School at the University of Maryland at Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Murray then attended General Practice Residency at Reading Community General Hospital.

After practicing for three years in Pennsylvania and Maryland, Dr. Murray decided to move down south to Jacksonville to escape the northeast winters. He worked for two practices in the Jacksonville area before bringing his expertise to The Carlson Group. Dr. Murray specializes in restorative cases, cosmetic dentistry and implant restorations.

As a member of the ADA, FDA, NEDDA, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, Academy of General Dentistry, the past President of Clay County Dental Society, and listed as ‘Who’s Who in General Dentistry’, we are so happy to have Dr. Murray join our team. Dr. Murray is married to a beautiful wife and has two beautiful daughters. He enjoys spending his weekends with his family and the outdoors.